October: Butterfly Month

Despite wildfire hazy sky and sometimes hazardous air, I hope October will once again be butterfly month in our backyard. So far I’ve seen/photographed a skipper, a painted lady and a cabbage white along with thousands of honey bees. In fact, I am clicking the camera to the constant drone of bees collecting nectar fromContinue reading “October: Butterfly Month”

Painted Lady in the Cosmos

There is poetry in seeing a painted lady butterfly in the cosmos growing in our backyard, so much so, I wrote this poem. First Day of Retirement The panicked whine of A chain saw Rips through My morning coffee At 8:07. I turn on the radio For the latest traffic jams. Bay Bridge backup toContinue reading “Painted Lady in the Cosmos”